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The Wednesday Wars

The Wednesday Wars

Written by Gary D. Schmidt

Narrated by Joel Johnstone


The Wednesday Wars

Written by Gary D. Schmidt

Narrated by Joel Johnstone

ratings:
4.5/5 (38 ratings)
Length:
7 hours
Released:
Oct 5, 2018
ISBN:
9781980017806
Format:
Audiobook

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Description

In this Newbery Honor-winning novel, Gary D. Schmidt offers an unforgettable antihero. The Wednesday Wars is a wonderfully witty and compelling story about a teenage boy’s mishaps and adventures over the course of the 1967–68 school year in Long Island, New York.

Meet Holling Hoodhood, a seventh-grader at Camillo Junior High, who must spend Wednesday afternoons with his teacher, Mrs. Baker, while the rest of the class has religious instruction. Mrs. Baker doesn’t like Holling—he’s sure of it. Why else would she make him read the plays of William Shakespeare outside class? But everyone has bigger things to worry about, like Vietnam. His father wants Holling and his sister to be on their best behavior: the success of his business depends on it. But how can Holling stay out of trouble when he has so much to contend with? A bully demanding cream puffs; angry rats; and a baseball hero signing autographs the very same night Holling has to appear in a play in yellow tights!

As fate sneaks up on him again and again, Holling finds Motivation—the Big M—in the most unexpected places and musters up the courage to embrace his destiny, in spite of himself.

Released:
Oct 5, 2018
ISBN:
9781980017806
Format:
Audiobook

Also available as...

Also available as bookBook


About the author

Gary D. Schmidt is the best-selling author of many books for young readers, including the Newbery Honor and Printz Honor book Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy and the Newbery Honor book The Wednesday Wars. He is a professor of English at Calvin University in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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    This book is a gem! Treat yourself to the wonderful audiobook!
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    it was very funny i love it more than what came from the stars
  • (5/5)
    Amazing, it was awesome! Just perfect a perfect book I loved it
  • (1/5)
    Not recommended. Didn’t enjoy the story at all..hours wasted...thank you